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Big South Quick Facts Address................... 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone.................................................. 704-341-7990 Fax...................................................... 704-341-7991 Website............................www.BigSouthSports.com Founded..............................................................1983 President............ Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb Vice President..............Dr. Jerry Wallace, Campbell Commissioner...............................Kyle B. Kallander Associate Commissioner.....................Dawn Turner Assistant Commissioner/PR............. Mark Simpson Assistant Commissioner/Marketing......Chad Cook Dir. of Compliance & Admin...Sherika Montgomery Dir. of Multimedia Development........Mark Bryant Asst. Dir. of Public Relations...............Nic Bowman Asst. Dir. of Marketing.............Matthew VanSandt Administrative Assistant................... Stephanie Roe Public Relations Assistant...................Bryan Dillon Marketing Assistant...................Lauren Marvinney Members (12).............................................Campbell Charleston Southern Coastal Carolina Gardner-Webb High Point Liberty Longwood Presbyterian College Radford UNC Asheville Virginia Military Institute Winthrop Championship Sports (19)..........................Baseball Men’s and Women’s Basketball Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Football Men’s and Women’s Golf Women’s Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s and Women’s Tennis Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track Volleyball

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Page 3........................... Big South Information Page 4-5............................ About the Big South Page 6........... Big South Leadership Conference Page 7.............. 2013-14 Championship Venues Page 8-19.............. Member Institution Profiles Page 20..... Big South Basketball Championship Page 21-39................ Conference Sport Profiles Page 40...............................Big South Footprint Page 41........................... Big South Multimedia Page 42.......................................... Shop Online Page 43.................................... Big South SAAC Page 44-45.................Notable Student-Athletes Page 46-47.................................Hotel Partners Page 48............................... Corperate Partners Page 49-50....................Big South Yellow Pages

Scan the QR Code for the latest news on Big South Athletics Credits The 2013-14 Big South Fan Guide was produced by the Big South Office: Copyright 2013, Big South Conference. All Rights Reserved. Editing, Layout and Design by Nic Bowman, Assistant Director of Public Relations. Associate Editor: Mark Simpson. Assistant Editor: Bryan Dillon. Also special thanks to, Lauren Marvinny, Matthew VanSandt, Chad Cook, April Goode and the Big South Conference Media Relations Directors for their tireless effort and help with this publication. Printing by United Printing, Charlotte, N.C.


Embarking on its 30th year in 2013-14, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by notable accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” On April 24, 1983, Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South and less than four months later on August 21, the Big South Conference was formed when Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop committed to the new League. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted fullfledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid – receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing against some of the finest teams in the nation. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 17 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during his tenure, as he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and women’s lacrosse for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997 and women’s lacrosse in 2013. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 12 member institutions comprise the 30-year old League. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian College and Longwood, plus the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live video streaming event in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 900 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms.

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Since 2000, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had an individual National Champion six times, has had more than 300 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship seven times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, has received two at-large playoff berths in the Football Championship Subdivision since 2006, has had six NFL Draft picks, and has had two institutions finish in the top 10 in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships -- including the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event (fifth in 2007). In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four times -- including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run); Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reached the postseason for the first time in Conference history. In 2010-11, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In 2011-12, the Big South had a record five individuals selected for the NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals -- the most of any Division I conference, as well as a record 42 All-Americans. This past season, the Big South had 32 student-athletes earn All-America distinction, while another 12 were named Academic All-Americans. The Conference also had two football playoff teams and two playoff wins - for the first time, had a women’s basketball team win a postseason game for the first time since 2005, had a League-record four men’s basketball teams selected for postseason play, had two men’s soccer teams reach the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season, and had two men’s and women’s golf programs selected for NCAA Regional play. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the U.S. Olympic Team in 2008 and 2012, and was one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the 2008 Games; High Point’s Tamas Kovacs qualified for the 2012 London Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams has played in the NBA since 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won seven PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007. Three former Big South baseball players made their major league debuts in 2012, while Avery Warley became the third Big South women’s basketball player to play in the WNBA two years ago. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 1996-2007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. For the past four years, nearly 50 percent of Conference’s student-athletes have been named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year, and the League has had more than 110 Academic All-Americans in its history. Furthermore, the Big South has recorded double figure totals in NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last four years. As part of this year’s 30th anniversary celebration, the League will recognize All-Decade Teams for each sport spanning the Conference’s first three decades of existence.

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Since 2005, the Big South Conference has hosted an annual Leadership Weekend for its student-athletes, affectionately known as “The LC.” The 2014 Leadership Conference will mark the 9th year that the Conference has provided this opportunity for its st udent-at hletes, in conjunction with its theme of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” Several hundred student-athletes from all 12 campuses have participated in this outsta nd i ng weekend of fellowship, fun and learning. More than 50 student-athletes participate in the weekend, which has been hosted in Black Mountain, N.C, and were instrumental in helping a local family in need with their community service initiative. The Big South Conference: Developing Leaders Through Athletics.


Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Lacrosse Golf Golf Soccer Soccer Tennis Softball Track & Field Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Campbell facebook.com/GoCamelsATH.......................................... @campbellcamels Campbell Quick Facts Founded........................................................................1887 Enrollment..................................................................4,663 Location.................................................Buies Creek, N.C. President................................................. Dr. Jerry Wallace Athletics Director............................................. Bob Roller Senior Woman Administrator.............Malinda Ashcraft Faculty Athletics Representative......................Ken Jones Website............................................. www.GoCamels.com Institutional Website.........................www.Campbell.edu Ticket Office.................................................910-893-1549

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Football Soccer Golf Softball Track & Field Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Charleston Southern facebook.com/CSUSports............................................................ @csusports Charleston Southern Quick Facts Founded....................................................................... 1964 Enrollment................................................................. 3,287 Location................................................... Charleston, S.C. President........................................Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr. Athletics Director........................................... Hank Small Senior Woman Administrator...Christie Faircloth-Dixon Faculty Athletics Representative...... Dr. Todd Heldreth Website............................................www.CSUSports.com Institutional Website............................ www.CSUniv.edu Ticket Office................................................ 843-863-7213

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Football Lacrosse Golf Soccer Soccer Softball Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Coastal Carolina facebook.com/ChaunceyCCU..............................................@GoCCUSports Coastal Carolina Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1954 Enrollment.......................................................................8,939 Location.............................................................Conway, S.C. President...........................................Dr. David A. DeCenzo Athletics Director......................................Hunter Yurachek Senior Woman Administrator..........................Cari Rosiek Faculty Athletics Representative.... Dr. Sharon Thompson Website.........................................www.GoCCUSports.com Institutional Website................................ www.Coastal.edu Ticket Office...................................................843-347-TIXX

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Football Soccer Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Gardner-Webb facebook.com/GWUSports..................................................... @GWUSports Gardner-Webb Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1905 Enrollment.......................................................................4,300 Location...............................................Boiling Springs, N.C. President.............................................. Dr. A. Frank Bonner Athletics Director.............................................Chuck Burch Senior Woman Administrator....................... Pam Scruggs Faculty Athletics Representative........................Chris Davis Website.............................................www.GWUSports.com Institutional Website...................www.Gardner-Webb.edu Ticket Office.....................................................704-406-4340

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Golf Lacrosse Soccer Soccer Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with High Point facebook.com/highpointpanthers....................................@HighPointSports High Point Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1924 Enrollment.......................................................................3,500 Location...................................................... High Point, N.C. President.....................................................Dr. Nido Qubein Athletics Director..............................................Craig Keilitz Senior Woman Administrator.........................April Wines Faculty Athletics Representative...............Greggory Hundt Website.................................www.HighPointPanthers.com Institutional Website...........................www.HighPoint.edu Ticket Office.....................................................336-841-9276

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Lacrosse Football Soccer Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Liberty facebook.com/LibertyFlamesAthletics..................................@libertyflames Liberty Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1971 Enrollment.....................................................................11,928 Location......................................................... Lynchburg, Va. President....................................................... Jerry Falwell, Jr. Athletics Director..................................................Jeff Barber Senior Woman Administrator...................Erin McKeown Faculty Athletics Representative...............William Gribbin Website..........................................www.LibertyFlames.com Institutional Website.................................www.Liberty.edu Ticket Office...................................................434-582-SEAT

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Get Social with Longwood facebook.com/LongwoodLancers1839.......................... @LongwoodLancers Longwood Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1839 Enrollment.......................................................................4,198 Location............................................................Farmville, Va. President..............................................W. Taylor Reveley IV Athletics Director............................................... Troy Austin Senior Woman Administrator.............Michelle Meadows Faculty Athletics Representative......Dr. Consuelo Alvarez Website..................................www.LongwoodLancers.com Institutional Website..........................www.Longwood.edu Ticket Office.....................................................434-395-2138

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Get Social with Presbyterian College facebook.com/BlueHoseSports......................................... @BlueHoseSports Presbyterian College Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1880 Enrollment.......................................................................1,200 Location..............................................................Clinton, S.C. President.......................................................Dr. Claude Lilly Athletics Director............................................... Brian Reese Senior Woman Administrator.........................Dee Nichols Faculty Athletics Representative...............Dr. Craig Powell Website............................................ www.GoBlueHose.com Institutional Website..................................www.Presby.edu Ticket Office.....................................................864-833-8240

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Golf Soccer Soccer Softball Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Radford facebook.com/RadfordAthletics..............................................@ru_athletics Radford Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1910 Enrollment.......................................................................9,350 Location..............................................................Radford, Va. President.....................................................Penelope W. Kyle Athletics Director.......................................Robert Lineburg Senior Woman Administrator............... Stephanie Ballein Faculty Athletics Representative...........Dr. Elizabeth Dore Website.....................................www.RadfordAthletics.com Institutional Website................................ www.radford.edu Ticket Office.....................................................540-831-5228

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Soccer Soccer Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with UNC Asheville facebook.com/ashevilledogs................................................. @AshevilleDogs UNC Asheville Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1927 Enrollment.......................................................................3,700 Location..........................................................Asheville, N.C. Chancellor...................................................Dr. Anne Ponder Athletics Director.................................................Janet Cone Senior Woman Administrator............................Terri Brne Faculty Athletics Representative.................... Herman Holt Website.......................................www.UNCABulldogs.com Institutional Website.................................www.UNCA.edu Ticket Office.....................................................828-251-6904

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Cross Country Basketball Soccer Cross Country Track & Field Football Soccer Track & Field

Get Social with VMI facebook.com/VMI-Keydets-Athletics..........................................@VMISID VMI Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1839 Enrollment.......................................................................4,198 Location.......................................................... Lexington, Va. Superintendent......................General J.H. Binford Peay III Athletics Director............................................... David Diles Senior Woman Administrator............... Elizabeth LaRose Faculty Athletics Representative........Colonel Lee Dewald Website............................................ www.VMIKeydets.com Institutional Website.....................................www.VMI.edu Ticket Office.....................................................504-464-7266

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Men’s Sports Women’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Golf Golf Lacrosse Soccer Soccer Tennis Sofball Track & Field Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

Get Social with Winthrop facebook.com/WinthropEagles................................................. @WUEagles Winthrop Quick Facts Founded............................................................................1886 Enrollment.......................................................................6,400 Location.......................................................... Rock Hill, S.C. President...........................................Jayne Marie Comstock Athletics Director.......................................... Tom Hickman Senior Woman Administrator............... Norma McDuffie Faculty Athletics Representative..................Evelyne Weeks Website......................................www.WinthropEagles.com Institutional Website............................www.Winthrop.edu Ticket Office.....................................................803-323-2345

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2014 Baseball Championship May 20-24 Winthrop University Winthrop Ball Park

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Coastal Carolina was the No. 4 National Seed in the 2010 NCAA Baseball Championship. Winthrop’s Jason Colson is the Big South’s All-Time Leading home run hitter with 53 from 1998-01. The Big South Conference has had 218 players drafted into Major League Baseball, including a League-best 18 taken in 2011.

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2014 Men’s Basketball Championship March 5-9 Coastal Carolina University The HTC Center

Defending Champion

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Winthrop & UNC Asheville have each posted wins in the NCAA Tournament. Winthrop downed Notre Dame in 2007 & Asheville defeated Arkansas-Little Rock in 2011. Last year, the Big South Conference sent a League-record four teams to the post season. Former Chanticleer Tony Dunkin is the only player in NCAA Division I history to ever be named Conference Player of the Year four times.


2014 Women’s Basketball Championship March 4-9 Coastal Carolina University The HTC Center

Defending Champion

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In the 2005 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Liberty knocked off #4 Penn State and #5 DePaul to advance to the Sweet 16. Gardner-Webb head coach Rick Reeves is the only coach in League history to win a Big South women’s championship at two different schools. Former Liberty Lady Flames Katie Feenstra and Megan Frazee were each drafted in the WNBA. Feenstra was a 1st round, (8th overall) pick in 2005.


2013 Men’s Cross Country Championship Nov. 2 VMI Vista Links Golf Course

Defending Champion

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Charleston Southern won the first-ever Big South Championship when it took home the 1984 Cross Country Title. Liberty has had two NCAA Cross Country National Champions in Sam Chelanga in 2009 & 2010 and Josh McDougal in 2007. McDougal is the only four-time Men’s Cross Country Champion in League history.

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2013 Women’s Cross Country Championship Nov. 2 VMI Vista Links Golf Course

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Coastal Carolina has produced two women’s cross country All-Americans in Julia Viellehner (2006) and Diana Jepchirchir (2007). Hannah Granger earned VMI’s first-ever Big South Individual Title in cross country as she claimed the 2009 championship. Liberty has won five of the last seven women’s cross country titles.

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2013 Big South Football Champion is crowned based on Regular-Season Conference record.

Defending Co-Champion

Did You Know?

During the 2013 season, Gardner-Webb knocked off #11/15 Richmond and blanked No. 8/10 Wofford to become the first team in Big South history to defeat nationally-ranked opponents in consecutive weeks. Since 2010, the Big South has collected three wins over FBS opponents. The Big South has nine former football student-athletes on NFL rosters in 2013 (active and practice squad).

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2014 Men’s Golf Championship April 21-23 Liberty The Patriot Golf Club

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Coastal Carolina finished fifth in the nation in the 2007 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. Former Chanticleer Dustin Johnson has seven career wins on the PGA Tour and went 3-0 in the 2012 Ryder Cup. The Big South placed a record five individuals in the NCAA Regionals during the 2012 season.

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2014 Big South Women’s Golf Championship April 13-15 Charleston Southern The Patriot Golf Club

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Campbell was the first Big South women’s golf team to play in the NCAA Regionals in 1994. In 2007, Chanticleer golfer Aruka Felgueroso was named a Golfweek All-American. Coastal Carolina became the first women’s golf team in League history to advance to the NCAA National Finals in 2011.

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2014 Big South Women’s Lacrosse Championship May 2, 4 Campus Sites

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

The 2013 season marked the first season of women’s lacrosse in the Big South Conference. Davidson’s Emily Cooke was named the League’s inaugural Attacking Player of the Year, while Jasmine Jordan of High Point was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Year. Shannon Gallagher of Winthrop was tabbed the 2013 Big South Freshman of the Year. Gardner-Webb will begin play in Women’s Lacrosse in 2015.

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2013 Big South Men’s Soccer Championship Nov. 12 - Campus Sites Nov. 15 & 17 Greensboro, N.C. Bryan Park (SF/F)

Defending Champion No Champion Declared

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The Big South has had two teams in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two years. Both Winthrop and Coastal Carolina advanced in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, with Coastal Carolina advancing to the Sweet 16 of the tournament for the second time in school history. Former Radford star Dante Washington played for the United States during the 1992 Summer Olympics, scoring two goals.

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2013 Big South Women’s Soccer Championship Nov. 1-3 - Campus Sites Nov. 8 & 10 - Coastal Carolina (SF/F)

Defending Champion

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Winthrop junior Krystyna Freda is on pace to become the Big South All-Time leader in goals scored. Radford goalkeeper Che’ Brown set a Big South single-season record with 13 shutouts in 2012. Radford’s Sue Williams was a finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy in 1993.

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2014 Big South Softball Championship May 8-11 Coastal Carolina CCU Softball Field

Defending Champion

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Former Radford pitcher Chelsea Kelley was named the 2011 Lowes Senior CLASS Award Winner. In 2013 -- Longwood captured the Big South Softball Championship, its first season in the Big South Conference Former Winthrop standout Janiva Willis was a National Finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year in 2005.

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2014 Big South Men’s Tennis Championship April 15-18 Gardner-Webb Webb Tennis Complex

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Former Radford player Martin Sayer earned a bid to the NCAA Singles Championship in each of his four years at Radford (2006-09). Winthrop was awarded the NCAA Public Recognition Award for High Academic Achievement in 2007. The Big South has placed four tennis players on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, including two-time First-Team honoree Tomas Malik of CCU (1996-97).

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2014 Big South Women’s Tennis Championship April 15-18 Gardner-Webb Webb Tennis Complex

Defending Champion

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Former Campbell Camel Antonia Homolya was an ITA All-American in 1993. The Big South has placed two student-athletes on the Women’s Tennis Arthur Ashe Sport Scholar first-team in Paula Takahashi (Winthrop, 2006) and Livia Branco (Liberty, 2006). Winthrop has made a League-high 10 appearances in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship.

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2014 Big South Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championship Feb. 28 - March 1 Blacksburg, Va. Rector Field House

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

The Big South Conference has had seven student-athletes earn Men’s Indoor Track and Field All-American honors. Liberty’s Sam Chelanga finished as the Indoor Track and Field National 5K runner-up in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Gardner-Webb’s Christoph Hutschalik earned a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2011.

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2014 Big South Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship Feb. 28 - March 1 Blacksburg, Va. Rector Field House

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Former Liberty star Heather Sagan took home the NCAA Indoor Mile National Championship in 2002. The Big South has had seven Indoor Track and Field All-Americans, including three-time honoree Amber Campbell of Coastal Carolina in 2001-02-04. Ashley Howard of Winthrop was tabbed a USATF Jr. All-American during the 2006 season.

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2014 Big South Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship April 17-19 Winthrop Irwin Belk Track

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

Former Liberty Flame Sam Chelanga took home the gold at the NCAA National Championship in the 10K in 2010 and the 5K in 2011. Coastal Carolina and Liberty are the only schools in the League who have won the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championship. High Point’s Dakota Peachee finished 5th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship to earn All-American honors.

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2014 Big South Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship April 17-19 Winthrop Irwin Belk Track

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

CSU’s Dionne Gibson, Jessica Thomas, Misha Morris and Gabrielle Houston advanced all the way to the finals in the 4x100 at the 2009 NCAA Championships. Coastal Carolina’s Jessica Gelibert placed 3rd at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship in the 400-meter hurdles. Coastal Carolina and Liberty are the only schools in the Big South who have claimed the Big South Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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2013 Volleyball Championship Nov. 21-22 & 24 Presbyterian College Ross E. Templeton Center

Defending Champion

Did You Know?

The Big South has had four AVCA All-Americans in Mary Hock (Winthrop-04), Elif Unlu (UNC Asheville-05), Kallie Corbin (Liberty-08) & Chelaine McCarty (Liberty-09). High Point volleyball has earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award for High Academic Achievement in each of the past three seasons. Former UNC Asheville standout Raquel Miotto tops the League with 2,694 career digs to rank 4th All-Time in NCAA Division I history.

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2013-14 Big South Conference Fan Guide  

Resource Guide of the member institutions and 2013-14 Championships of the Big South Conference.

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